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Gray Hairstreak on Jasmine by May Lattanzio

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The little tails which move constantly are a hairstreak’s protection from predators. A hungry bird will grab that moving tail and as they break off, the butterfly flies away unscathed.

This one was on my jasmine which grows up my porch.

Sony W50, Bayou George, FL

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flower, florida, butterfly, gray, spring, insect, jasmine, nectar, hairstreak

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